10-13-2009, 11:48 AM #1
GIO Justification to get warranty work done
Ok. I know this is an area that has been beat to death (and yes I have read the posts on GIO). I also know that some dealers are now actually admitting this is (was) an issue on the 07/08. AND have done some types of warrant work to help resolve this. My question(s) are:
1. Has anyone had their dealer actually upgrade their 07 with the 09 pistons/rings and the water by-pass valve UNDER warranty?
2. Under partial warranty? (you by the parts they do the work under warranty, or vice versa). I know some of you have had "re-ringing" under warranty.
3. My dealer acknowleges GIO. They said they did "numerous" warranty plug changes due to GIO. It was a "headache" for them. They know the 07 was an issue with the blowby and the 07 pistons/rings. They've seen the almost 2 l of "fluid" I've drained out of the OCMS. (BTW I am waiting for the analysis of that fluid to come back.) However they are balking at the idea of doing the 09 pistons/rings and by-pass valve under warranty(even though they admit the 09's have ZERO GIO issues. I still have 2.5 years left under my extended warranty.
4. So with all that said, how can I pursuade them to do this under warranty? I am hoping my analysis comes back positive for fuel. I am willing to buy 09 piston set and by-pass valve and let them do labor under warranty or vice versa.
5. Or is this a dead topic and try my best to pursuade them but in the end may have to pay for all.
10-13-2009, 05:58 PM #2
10-13-2009, 09:42 PM #3
thanks!!!!! anyone else?????? I got the results back from the fluid. >10% fuel. The company that did the analysis stated this as critical. See attached. So this is my ammunition. Any other suggestions??
10-14-2009, 12:09 AM #4
I have about 1/2 gallon of the stuff I can bring in to them....would look even better with a used oil analysis sheet.
My dealer will prolly just try to sell me an '09....saying..." These don't have an oil contamination problems"
10-14-2009, 07:23 AM #5
The only problem I see is that you are testing the fluid that is coming out of the catch can, and not the crankcase...........
10-14-2009, 03:33 PM #6
10-14-2009, 03:34 PM #7
10-14-2009, 05:01 PM #8
thats wot the can doe,s catch's bad stuff
now if the sump oil is STILL high in fuel % then you might have a problem
10-14-2009, 06:48 PM #9
10-14-2009, 11:10 PM #10
But if he had not capped the can.....that stuff would be in his crankcase....like kawi designed it.
So maybe suck out all the oil and make a milkshake with the canned fluid and retest
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